Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Blenniiformes
(Blennies) > Clinidae
Etymology: Cristiceps: Latin, crista = crest + Latin, ceps = head (Ref. 45335).
More on author: Castelnau.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; benthopelagic; depth range 0 - 30 m (Ref. 9003). Temperate
Southwest Pacific: New South Wales, Australia and New Zealand.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 22.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 9003)
Occurs in rock pools and subtidal area down to 30 m (Ref. 9003). Inhabits kelp beds, sometimes with loose weeds on sand; also in coastal bays. Feeds on weed dwelling crustaceans and small fish (Ref. 9003). Viviparous (Ref. 94108).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Kuiter, R.H., 1993. Coastal fishes of south-eastern Australia. University of Hawaii Press. Honolulu, Hawaii. 437 p. (Ref. 9002)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 125652)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 123201
): 15.9 - 23.3, mean 18.3 °C (based on 122 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82804
= 0.6250 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00575 (0.00280 - 0.01185), b=3.18 (3.00 - 3.36), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this species & (Sub)family-body (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 4.0 ±0.66 se; based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Fishing Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (12 of 100).
Nutrients (Ref. 124155
): Calcium = 66.9 [34.9, 119.9] mg/100g ; Iron = 0.285 [0.178, 0.494] mg/100g ; Protein = 18.3 [17.4, 19.2] % ; Omega3 = 0.474 [0.256, 0.858] g/100g ; Selenium = 15.5 [7.1, 32.8] μg/100g ; VitaminA = 29.8 [9.3, 87.5] μg/100g ; Zinc = 0.797 [0.550, 1.149] mg/100g (wet weight);